Sunday, 1 April 2018

Happy Easter


CHOCOLATE CAKE (Recipe to be published soon)


 CARROT CAKE



ROTKÄPPCHEN CAKE




Wishing my followers and fellow bloggers a  very Happy Easter!!!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Breakfast to go




­čĺŚLayered fruits, oats and Joghurt in a bottle.­čĺŚ

Recently developed a passion to take this breakfast to my working place...
Its yummy , healthy and it will make you feel loved..­čĺŚ


Take some Chia seeds , pour milk over it.
Add some oats, pour some milk.
Pour some honey.
Pour Joghurt/ Frucht joghurt.
Toss in some Almonds, walnuts .
Top it with fresh cut fruits like Mangoes, 
Red Green Grapes, Figs, Pomegranate, Strawberries.


Yummy tasty there you go !!

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Kerala Mixture - Weekend fun





Kerala Mixture

Mixture is spicy crispy tea time snack and 
one of the most sought out snacks in Kerala.
Ingredients are very simple. 
With very less effort you can make it  at home.
Its great to have them with a cup of tea. So here's the Recipe. 
Happy Sunday ;) !!!  

Things needed

Gram flour/Chickpea flour - 3 cup
Chilly powder - 4 tbsp chilly powder
Asafoetida 
Turmeric 

Curry leaves - a bunch
Split Chana dal - 1 cup
Raw peanuts with skin - 2 cup
Garlic - around 6 pods

Oil to fry

Preparation method

1. Fry currey leaves till crispy and set aside

2. Fry Peanuts till light brown and set aside.

3. Fry crushed garlic in oil till golden brown.

4. Fry split Chana dal till light brown and set aside.

5. To make Sev

Take 2 cups of Gram flour
Add 2 tsp salt
2 spoon chilly powder (according to taste)
1 tsp turmeric
Mix to make smooth dough. Set aside.

Heat oil in a deep fry pan.
Fill the dough in an Idiyappam mould. Use the same thin hole disc that you use for Idiyappam.
Press it into the hot oil in a circular motion. Fry till golden brown. Turn it once in between.
Drain it on a kitchen towel and set aside.
When its cooled crush the sev gently with hands. Set aside.

6. To make Boondhi


Mix 1 cup gram flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp chilly powder (according to taste)
Mix to make a smooth dosa like batter.

Hold a sieve slotted spatula on top of the hot oil.
Pour the batter over the spatula and let it drop it into the oil.
You can apply even pressure using the back of a spoon to ease the process.
Fry till golden brown.
Drain it on a kitchen towel and set aside.


7. Finally in a deep pan heat 1 tsp oil. Add 2 pinch Asafoetida.
Add 1 tbsp chilly powder. Mix in all ingredients together to make mixture.
All the spices should be evenly distributed.



Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Christmas and new year 2017




Enjoyed this year pretty much,
mostly because of the small trips and adventures.

One of my friends moved out to a small town around 400 kms away.
I was thinking of visiting her for a long time. So I decided to help her out with unpacking and stuff.

It was not convenient for her to cook, so I made some chappathis, Dosa batter, some chutney powder and one Chicken curry. The curry was spicier and saltier than  usual , as i cooked it in the midnight with half closed eyes  

Never mind ;) 

Train was punctual and I reached her place in 4 hrs. 
She was waiting for me and the food. I felt very sorry for her. She is a cool person , moved out to Germany all alone around 7 yrs before and got settled in her Career apart from the difficult situation she has back home.

I entered her kitchen, poured some batter to make idli and started making Dosa's one after another and she started eating them with chicken curry ignoring how spicy it was.  Felt very happy at heart.
She praised my curry and handed me a banana after food.

I remembered one incident some years before as I was with my husbands family after marriage, the first thing my mother in law cooked for me was Dosas .It was damn salty like 1 tsp salt per Dosa and I still remember how we all tried to swallow it without complaining her. Years after even now she is not good in putting salt  ;)

On the way back home I started thinking ....

Food is precious. Be always thankful that you get your meal everyday.
The views regarding food and cooking has changed with time. It has become recipes rathen than effort. More importance is being given to the decoration but not the ingredients. The person who cooked it, has become important than the taste of the food :(

In our forefathers time food was considered as a necessity than Pleasure. Those times people were happy just to have food. Now it all has changed.


Chicken curry




Like everyyear managed to make food to giveaway, this time made 5 square formed Pizzas :)

Christmas giveaway



This time Christmas decided to bake a spicy Kerala Plum cake for my Church community and I tried the same recipe now 4 times. 


Ended 2017 with a good note . Expecting much more adventures and good happenings in 2018.
Happy new year to one and all !!!


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Donauwellen German Cake



GERMAN TRADITIONAL DONAUWELLEN CAKE

Made this on a couple of occasions now.  One of my favourite cake.

THINGS NEEDED:


For cake:

350 g Butter
250 g Sugar
7 Eggs
450 g All purpose flour
1 Pck. Backing powder
3 EL Cacao powder
3 EL Powder sugar
2 Glas Cherries

For cream layer:

500 ml Milk
1 Pck. Vanilla pudding powder
1 Pck. Vanilla sugar
225 g Butter
5 EL Powder sugar

For chocolate layer:

250 g coconut fat (Kokosfett)
5 EL Sugar
5 EL Cacao powder
2 Eggs
2 EL Milk


PREPARATION METHOD:

To make the cake,
Beat sugar, butter and eggs well till thick and creamy.
Dry mix flour, backing powder.
Mix both egg mixture and flour together to make a thick batter.
Grease well a 28 inch backing form .
Pour half of the batter into this and spread nicely.
To the other half add cacao powder and powder sugar .
Spread this gently over the first half of the batter.
Place cherries all over the cake.
Bake for 45 min in a 180 degrees preheated oven. 

To make the Cream layer
Make pudding as per the instructions in the pack.
Add vanilla sugar/vanilla essense while making. Let it cool completely.
Add Butter and powder sugar to this and mix well.
Apply it on top of the cake.

To make the chocolate layer
For chocolate layer, transfer the coconut fat in a bowl. Let it melt  by placing over warm water.
Mix in Cacao powder, suagr and eggs and milk . Mix very well.
Pour it over the cream layer.

After the chocolate is semi firm, draw using a fork waves to get the traditionally looking 
Donauwellen cake. (wellen - waves)

Happy Cooking :)